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Rockwell so totally rocks the ice cream scene

By Mary Crafts-Homer It seems my restaurant reviews having been getting much more positive as of late. I don’t know if that’s because I’m just getting soft in my old age or because the restaurant scene in Utah Valley is getting that much [...]

Tucanos slated to open new location at University Place in 2017

Fire up the grill, Orem — Tucanos Brazilian Grill is opening a new Utah County location at University Place. Tucanos, which serves an exhibition-style meal of Brazilian meat and vegetables alongside a salad bar, will begin construction on [...]

Made with love: Mother-daughter duo bake up delicious business

By Janessa Broadbent Scents of daily fresh bread fill Natalia Riboldi’s memories of childhood — and now those scents waft through adulthood as she bakes and creates alongside her mother. “One thing I really love about my mom is that she’s [...]

Oteo is Mexican magic north of the border

By Mary Crafts-Homer Lots of folks call themselves “foodies” nowadays, and Utah Valley is no exception to the national wave of elevated food tastes. However, there is a difference between the weekend “foodie” and those of us who live [...]

2016 Best of UV: Restaurants

Best Bakery 1. Kneaders 2. Enliten Bakery and Café 3. Shirley’s Best Barbecue 1. Bam Bams BBQ (Find out what Founder Cameron Treu’s most embarrassing moment in business has been. Hint: It involves Detroit Lions’ Ziggy Ansah.) 2. [...]

Bam Bams BBQ’s sweet success and Ziggy misidentification mistake

After Utah native Cameron Treu took the barbecue world by storm by winning multiple awards in barbecue competitions in the west, he returned to Utah to open a quality barbecue restaurant. Bam Bams BBQ opened in Orem on June 1, 2013, and sold [...]

Deliciousness? Czech!: Hruska’s Kolache serves up European favorites with a twist in downtown Provo

By Mary Crafts-Homer I was born and raised in Iowa and learned to cook in my mother’s kitchen. She was known as one of the best cooks in the county and loved to entertain. I guess I’m kind of a chip off the old block! One of my favorite [...]

Where there’s smoke there’s deliciousness: Spanish Fork’s Madera Smokehouse opens with awesome sauce

By Mary Crafts-Homer I’m about to make a really bold statement. The new Madera Smokehouse is about the best smoke house in the state! There, I said it, and I’ve got some good reasons to back this up. Madera’s “Southern Pride” smoker [...]

The 10 worst neighborhood gifts to receive 

Opening the door to a plate full of holiday treats in the weeks leading up to Christmas is a highlight of the holiday for our family. Delivering our own homemade treats is a family tradition that we look forward to and that brings us closer [...]

A Christmas Caramel: The Little Red Hen Candy Company shares sweet holiday tradition

If Christmas tradition was a treat that could be wrapped in brown paper packages tied up with string, it would taste like the caramels made by Holly Olson and Ptarmi Kilgore, co-owners of The Little Red Hen Candy Company. The Christmas candy [...]

Recipe: Andrea Clarke’s mixed berry and banana smoothie

James Clarke’s favorite beverage is also from his favorite first investor — his wife, who let him start Clearlink from her basement on a card table. “I promised her that by the time she had our first child, I would be turning a profit,” [...]

10 tips for eating healthier during the holidays

Sponsored Story As the holiday season rolls in, food takes center stage at family and friend gatherings. People salivate over the Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas cookies, but dread the New Years resolutions. But it doesn’t have to be that [...]

Waffle Love at first bite: Local devotion to the first food truck in the valley is waffle-iron-clad

In the second episode of Food Network’s competitive show, “The Great Food Truck Race,” Waffle Love owner Adam Terry and two of his brothers were in the truck, slicing fruit, making dough and serving customers in Arizona. Adam, in an emotional [...]

A trip to Italy in downtown Provo

By Mary Crafts-Homer When I first came to Provo in 1972 to attend BYU, I fell in love with downtown Provo and its quaint hardware store, shoe repair, fabric store, and of course, the night-life hot spot: JIMBA’S! Over the years, downtown [...]

Soup’s on! 8 great bowls to try in Utah Valley

It’s beginning to look a lot like autumn in Utah — the new school year is well underway, temperatures are dropping, and the leaves are turning. And there’s no better way to ring in the season than to sample a bowl of one of the Valley’s [...]

Culinary Crafts ‘pops up’ a 10-course restaurant monthly

Utah Valley’s premier caterer has added an entirely new take on their menu this fall. Culinary Crafts is hosting monthly “pop up” restaurants, with 10-course meals served in unique locations. After their first farm-to-fork [...]

5 September food holidays you don’t want to miss

Because just about every day of the year is a food holiday of one kind or another (National Moldy Cheese Day anyone?) it’s hard to keep track of which food to celebrate. So we’ve compiled a list of some of the upcoming important [...]

Recipe: Scott Mitchell’s Most Important Meal of the Day

When a nutritionist visited the set of “The Biggest Loser,” Scott stayed in the kitchen all day and “messed around” while learning how to make healthy food taste great. “It’s all about texture and flavor,” Scott says. Scott won [...]

Life by Chocolate: Orem bakery dishes dessert and deliciousness in women-owned venture

By Mary Crafts-Homer Most of you know I’m pretty passionate about food. In fact, in some circles, I might even be called a food snob, but in reality, there are just two areas where I am very discriminating: 1) Ice cream vs gelato (that’s [...]

Recipe: Chocolate Truffle Pie

Whip up this chocolate masterpiece for a decadent treat. Or, if your idea of baking is buying, get Melissa’s treats locally at Good Earth, Real Foods Market, Harmon’s, Beehive Health Essentials or Ginger’s Garden Café. Crust ingredients 1/2 [...]